Summertime is a great opportunity to explore new destinations. If you’re looking for an amazing and exotic summer vacation spot, consider Australia. There’s plenty to see and do in this incredible country, from its bustling cities to its stunning coastal beaches and everything in between. Australia is a magnet for tourists seeking the perfect beach. From its stunning coastlines, you’ll find more than 10,000 sandy shores with an ideal climate and wonderful opportunities to explore nature at your leisure along this rimmed 60,000 kilometres of sun-soaked coastline.
Australia also offers an abundance of beautiful places where you can spend your vacation. Sydney is one of the most popular places in Australia and is known for its iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You can enjoy lovely beaches in Melbourne and Queensland, and if you are looking for some adventure, then visit Cairns, which is located in the north of the country. We gathered some famous beaches that are perfect for your summer getaway.
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa Main Beach is a popular Australian beach with palms, pandanus, and casuarina pines. It is located in Queensland, around two hours north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast. Between Noosa National Park and Hastings Street’s stylish shops and cafés, this clean stretch of golden beach and blue-green ocean offers a lovely backdrop. It is popular all year because of its sheltered and sunny north-facing aspect.
The national park encircles the headland at the eastern end of the shoreline, and koalas can often be seen in the trees if you trek up the hill into the park. Surfers enjoy riding the long waves paralleling the headland at the famed First Point, and swimmers enjoy the clean, clear waters. Every March, the Noosa Surf Festival takes place.
Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef, is not just one of Australia’s best stretches of coastline, but it also frequently appears on lists of the world’s best beaches. The powdered white sand that stretches for seven kilometres here is silica, a silky-soft mineral that contrasts sharply with the tropical blue water and emerald headlands. The beach is also protected and pure because it is located within a national park on Whitsunday Island.
Tongue Bay is a favourite bareboat anchorage, and a 10 to 15-minute trek up Tongue Point to the lookout provides stunning views of Hill Inlet, where brilliant colours of turquoise and blue blend with the snow-white sands, forming a marbled mosaic as the tides change. At the southern end of the beach, camping is permitted. If you don’t have much time, hop on a seaplane and glide over the churning ocean. The beach is mostly visited by visitors on day trips from Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour, or one of the Whitsunday Islands resorts.
Wineglass Bay is one of the most scenic spots in all of Australia. With its luscious jewel-like beauty, you’ll be able to enjoy an afternoon overlooking this incredible sight with stunning views for days! You can either drive or hike down from Hazards Lookout, which will take about 20 minutes depending on how fast your feet are moving – but don’t worry because there’s always time for some extra bonding during those rare moments when life doesn’t feel too hard.
Popular activities include sea kayaking, sailing, and fishing, with bushwalking being particularly popular. Wineglass Bay is located on the Freycinet Experience Walk, a four-day walk that runs the length of the peninsula and is considered one of Australia’s best climbs. Wallabies, wombats, quolls, and even Tasmanian devils live in the surrounding bush. Wineglass Bay is located around 2.5 hours north of Hobart. Visit between December and April, when the weather is milder. Wineglass Bay is a perfect place to start exploring, with everything from camping to the luxury all-inclusive eco-resort Saffire Freycinet, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that take in the vistas.
Consider a beach in the South Pacific Islands, with coconut trees swaying over a strip of bone-white sand and the azure ocean lapping softly on the shore. On Direction Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, there is a beautiful expanse of sand. Two atolls and 27 coral islands make up this secluded Australian territory, which is only a 4.5-hour flight from Perth. Beach expert and author Brad Farmer named this beautiful stretch of coastline “Cossies” in 2016, after Australia’s 26th Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, with the approval of the inhabitants.
This sensuous beach curls seductively out into the tropical turquoise water, surrounded by luxuriant coconut palms. It is a popular anchorage for visiting boaters, and camping is allowed on its pristine shoreline, but you need to bring all your own equipment as there are no amenities available whatsoever! The crystal-clear waters offer visibility so clear that divers can explore intense coral gardens beneath deep-sea depths while others enjoy snorkelling among vibrant marine life in what seems like an eternity before they finally reach land again-sometimes surrounded only.
Twilight Beach in Australia is modelled after Seychelles’ boulder-strewn beaches. There are no whispering palms here, but there is crystal-clear blue water, a magnificent piece of blinding-white sand backed by smooth granite boulders, and generally safe swimming and surfing conditions. Many guests like to swim out to the enormous granite cliffs, climb to the top for spectacular views, then splash into the unbelievably blue water. In the summer, lifeguards patrol. There are restrooms and showers on-site, but bring sunscreen, drinks, and snacks.
Lucky Bay, located 70 kilometres from Twilight Beach in Cape Le Grand National Park, is another of Australia’s whitest beaches. After taking cover here during a strong summer storm, explorer Matthew Flinders named this magnificent bay. Today, everyone who finds themselves in the lap of this gorgeous crescent-shaped harbour is fortunate. Kangaroos frequently laze on its banks, posing for iconic Aussie photo opportunities. Swimming, snorkelling, surfing, and fishing are all popular activities along this untamed stretch of the coast. You can drive 4WD cars along the beach here, but be cautious; many naive drivers get stuck in the soft sand.
Hyams Beach, which borders the Jervis Bay Marine Park, is known for its snowy-white, squeaky-fine sand. It’s a favourite weekend escape from Sydney, and it’s about a 2.5-hour trip south. Swimming, snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing are popular activities in the clear, blue waters, and the powder-soft beaches make for a lovely area to relax. You’ll understand why this is one of NSW’s top beaches once you see its beautiful shoreline. Bushwalking is another popular activity in this area. The Hyams Beach Trail, also known as the Bird Spotter’s Walk, is a scenic trail where you may watch for vivid crimson rosellas and honeyeaters; interpretive signs assist you in identifying the species.
Surfers’ Paradise Beach
The Gold Coast is a fantastic place for all sorts of activities, and its most famous beach is no exception. Bounded by high-rise apartments but still managing to impress with its beauty (and squeaky sand), this broad three-kilometer stretch offers beginner surfers some gentle waves they can enjoy while sunbathing or strolling along the soft shores; despite being crowded at times – lifeguards patrol 365 days per year!
Surfers Paradise is perhaps Australia’s best beach town. You can hop across to amazing shops, cafés, and restaurants only steps away from the sand after a relaxed day on the beach. The Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, which have over 120 stalls selling anything from photography and fashion to souvenirs and jewellery, attract shoppers on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights.
Vivonne Bay is an untouched length of dazzling white sand and azure sea on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Seals can be seen bobbing in the cool, clear water on occasion. The waves here are frequently ideal for surfing and boogie boarding, but the beach is rarely patrolled, so use caution. Summer is the ideal time to swim because the water is warmer. Picnics, sunbathing, fishing, and watching the freshly caught crayfish arrive at the jetty are also popular activities. There are picnic and grilling spots near the jetty, but you must bring your own food and drinks.
You can guarantee it’s Cable Beach if you’ve ever seen people riding camels silhouetted against a flaming sunset on an Australian beach. It’s one of the most popular activities on this 22-kilometer stretch of creamy white sand and blue water. From Broome, Western Australia’s Cable Beach runs down the coast. It was named after the 1889 crossing of the Indian Ocean by a communications wire between here and Java.
The views here are stunning. The beach is sandy, and there’s plenty of it for everyone! You can drive 4WD vehicles along the shoreline if you want privacy or just like seeing nature at its finest—but be mindful that this area does have dangerous jellyfish swimming in its waters during certain seasons (November-May). There’re restaurants right near your feet when all is said and done; they’ll serve anything from seafood pasta dishes to fresh fish sandwiches, along with ice cream flights to top it off.
Plan Your Summer Getaway
Planning your next getaway can be exciting, but if you lack preparation, it can be stressful, even just looking at your destination. With so many different summer destinations to choose from in Australia, it can be hard to decide which one to visit. Hopefully, this post has helped you narrow down your choices and given you a little bit of information about each spot so that you can make the best decision for your needs. We would love to hear about your experiences visiting any of these amazing places, so please leave us a comment below. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends—they may just want to come along on your next Australian summer vacation!